Child care sector employment continues to rise, adding 3,400 jobs in June.
Nonetheless, more than three years after the onset of the pandemic, child care employment remains lower than it was in February 2020. Employment in the sector today is 4.6% below pre-pandemic numbers.
-48,500 Child care jobs lost since Feb 2020.
Reaching pre-pandemic levels is an important indicator of pandemic recovery, but an insufficient marker of how child care systems are meeting community needs.